ACT’s Thermal Control Products Onboard NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory Satellite

Lancaster, Pennsylvania – May 12, 2014.  Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) ( announced today that its Constant Conductance Heat Pipes (CCHP’s) and a CCHP embedded radiator panel have successfully provided thermal management onboard NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory that was launched on February 27, 2014 from the Tanegashima Space Center, Japan.  The externally mounted CCHP’s and radiator panel, procured through Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT), provide thermal management for the Avionics, Battery, and Star Tracker instruments onboard the satellite.  Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is a joint mission between NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to provide rain and snow observations worldwide, advancing our understanding of Earth’s water and energy cycles.

“We are excited to be a part of this joint NASA/JAXA science mission, to better understand and track precipitation from space,” says John Hartenstine, ACT Vice President, Operations and Quality Assurance.

ACT’s Defense/Aerospace Group consists of personnel having diverse engineering and technical skills, making the group capable of solving some of the most demanding thermal management problems in spacecraft and aircraft. The group’s customer-focused approach is driving rapid growth and allowing ACT to quickly become the preferred supplier of flight-quality products, advanced research and development, and thermal management consulting services for the aerospace industry.  The group’s satellite thermal control products include:

  • Build-to-print, or custom designs
  • Embedded and External Mount
  • In-House and Custom Extrusions
  • 2D and 3D Configurations
  • Integration with Radiators
  • Aerospace Qualified Soldered Assemblies
  • Titanium Struts
  • Accumulators

The group also provides complete thermal and mechanical design and analysis services for spacecraft Thermal Control Systems.




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